Far from Men

Far from Men

Far from Men

Viggo Mortensen (The Road) leads this French drama set during the Algerian war where a teacher residing in a small village bonds with a dissident, only to be ordered to turn the man over to authorities. Based on a short story by Albert Camus. Best Film winner at Venice 2014.

Best Film and Interfilm Award winner at Venice Film Festival 2014
2015Rating: M, Violence110 minsFranceFrench, Arabic and Spanish with English subtitles
DramaWesternWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
85%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

For fans of Viggo Mortensen who found themselves scratching their heads restlessly during Lisandro Alonso’s elliptical Patagonian period outing Jauja, David Oelhoffen’s Far From Men might offer a more accessible experience of watching the actor trudge his way across vast landscapes for a couple of hours.

4.0
0

Excellent, slow burning Western

Thoughtful and gripping, great performances. In the mould of a Western - with Mortensen playing the hero with a moral quandary on his hands.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Mortensen remains a remarkably humble screen presence, a trait that's perfect for a part that demands considerable empathy from whoever's playing it.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Donning the mantle of a decent man, Mortensen is remarkable - in part because of the absence of remarkability of his character

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Mortensen's post-Lord of the Rings choices have been an idiosyncratic mix: His my-way-or-the-highway approach doesn't always pay off, but it does here with engrossing results.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Camus sets the movie's initial course, but Mr. Oelhoffen resolutely steers it home with political context, historical hindsight, an unambiguous moral imperative and a pair of well-matched performances; put another way, he makes the story his own.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It's refreshing to see a sincere paean to nobility, honor, and courage, especially one that periodically elevates the pulse with expertly mounted standoffs.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Surprisingly affecting.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Instead of complex personalities and dilemmas, we mostly get clichés.

0
Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

For fans of Viggo Mortensen who found themselves scratching their heads restlessly during Lisandro Alonso’s elliptical Patagonian period outing Jauja, David Oelhoffen’s Far From Men might offer a more accessible experience of watching the actor trudge his way across vast landscapes for a couple of hours.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Mortensen remains a remarkably humble screen presence, a trait that's perfect for a part that demands considerable empathy from whoever's playing it.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Donning the mantle of a decent man, Mortensen is remarkable - in part because of the absence of remarkability of his character

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Mortensen's post-Lord of the Rings choices have been an idiosyncratic mix: His my-way-or-the-highway approach doesn't always pay off, but it does here with engrossing results.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Camus sets the movie's initial course, but Mr. Oelhoffen resolutely steers it home with political context, historical hindsight, an unambiguous moral imperative and a pair of well-matched performances; put another way, he makes the story his own.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It's refreshing to see a sincere paean to nobility, honor, and courage, especially one that periodically elevates the pulse with expertly mounted standoffs.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Surprisingly affecting.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Instead of complex personalities and dilemmas, we mostly get clichés.

0

Excellent, slow burning Western

Thoughtful and gripping, great performances. In the mould of a Western - with Mortensen playing the hero with a moral quandary on his hands.

5.0
0